The Bible presents to us the Spirit and Life of God. It introduces Him to us and testifies to Him through His revelation to the Prophets, the Apostles, and the Men and Women of God. It also entreats and invites us to taste what these biblical men of God have tasted and to know Him as they have known Him in order to enter into a personal fellowship with Him.
The Scriptures show us the way we should walk, in order to behold God and be united with Him (2Corinthians 3: 18; 1Corinthians 6: 17). They light the path and provide us with the spirit of faith which strengthens our will to continue the walk towards the Lord. They testify to the Lord as the Only One who grants eternal life.
The words of the Scripture accompany us from the beginning of the journey to its end, holding our hands, keeping us, and taking us gradually upwards to the top of the mountain in the different levels of fellowship with the Holy Trinity. They take us gently from one level to the other and from one depth to the other, progressively revealing their mysteries to us –as much as we can bear and take in (Proverbs 2 – 4; 2Timothy 3: 16).
We are not meant to stop at the level of the intellectual knowledge of the Word of God: interpreting the words, understanding the backgrounds, analysing the biblical characters, and mentally meditating on God’s comforting words. The Scriptures entreat us and invite us to enter into our spiritual inheritance which the Lord has prepared for us beforehand. The Holy Spirit reveals to us this inheritance through the bible in order to live it, live for it and by it (Romans 8: 17; Galatians 4: 7).
Therefore, as children, we need to hold unto the Holy Spirit, the utterer of the Word of God, who is like a mother who feeds us the pure milk (1Peter 2: 2). When our inner man grows, the Holy Spirit reveals to us the hidden mysteries behind the words of the Scripture which are solid food for the mature (Hebrews 5: 14) so that we may become strong and we no longer be children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4: 14).
As much as our souls are purified and sanctified, our spiritual eyes become enlightened and our minds are opened by grace to comprehend the secrets and mysteries of the Word of God and live by them: ‘the secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him’ (Psalm 25: 14).